Game 5 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals is off to a roaring start. After Walker Buehler set down the Nats in order in the top of the first inning, Dave Roberts' lineup wasted no time getting to Stephen Strasburg. Joc Pederson got things started with a frozen rope of a double, that virtually everybody in Dodger Stadium thought was a home run in real time. Upon review, however, the umpires determined that the ball was literally driven through the left field fence.
We're not quite sure that we've ever seen that before.
Dodgers devotees might feel their club was unjustly denied by not having a run on the scoreboard, but Max Muncy more than made up for Pederson's misfortunes, as he tattooed a two-run blast to right center field as the very next batter to get his teammate home from second base.
LA literally couldn't have pictured a better start against the best pitcher in MLB postseason history in terms of ERA.